The subtitle for The Number Ones is Twenty Chart-topping Hits That Reveal the History of Pop Music. It sounds like hyperbole—but it’s not. Get ready to give your favorite music streaming service a workout as you revisit old favorite songs and find new ones. The book covers music from 1960
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is an awesome golden-age mystery book, arguably the best in the Agatha Christie canon. I actually guessed the murderer’s identity because of reading some non-spoiler reviews so I’m not going to say anything about the plot. However, I love mysteries and have read 100s probably
Harriet has a bestselling thriller and is newly engaged to Edward, heir to a huge family fortune. While Harriet has some secrets lurking in her past, she has no idea how many secrets simmer just under the surface of Edward’s outwardly gentile family. But then his intimidating and powerful father,
Meg and her whole crazy extended family are back in the extra-Christmas-e, Dashing Through the Snowbirds. Meg’s brother Rob is hosting (at Meg’s house of course) a Canadian team of software developers as part of a new contract his company just landed. However, there are big troubles brewing within the
With sixty sweet and savory recipes, my biggest issue with the Small-Batch Keto Baking Cookbook is what to cook first. Should it be naan, red velvet cake, or brownie cheesecake bars? I chose Peanut Butter Cookies because I had all the ingredients (peanut butter, sweetener, and an egg) on hand.
“Wittier and wittier” mumbled the book reviewer (as she savored the wonderful new “children’s book” called Secrets of the Looking Glass). I put quotes around children’s book because, like the original Lewis Carroll book, this book is written for all ages. Like The Simpsons, but literary, you might say. Now
I love the introductions written by this author for the golden age mysteries published by British Library Crime Classics, but they always leave me wanting more. This book, The Life of Crime, includes all the details and backstories I have been wanting on famous, and not so famous, mystery writers.
Suzuki just began working for a criminal enterprise. He quit his middle school mathematics teaching job to try and enact revenge for his wife’s death. The son of the enterprise’s owner killed Suzuki’s wife in a hit-and-run accident. However, the son is soon murdered by a private assassin, The Pusher,
If you have a garden and want an alternative to canning, you need Freeze Fresh. It clearly and concisely explains how to freeze your abundant harvests (or farmer’s market/supermarket sale finds). It covers 55 fruits, vegetables and herbs. It also includes recipes used before freezing and many more using the
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is the story of two childhood friends, Sam and Sadie. After being estranged for six years, they meet again when both are enrolled in nearby colleges. They decide to make a video game one summer that changes their lives. The plot, as stated above, doesn’t
Locklands is the thrilling conclusion to the Founders Trilogy. An evil being is trying to control the world in this excellent computer programming-based fantasy tale. Just as Lord of the Rings depicted the menacing pre-WWII world at the time of its publishing, so this series depicts our QAnon blockchained world
Andrea is a suburban mom of five. She has a group of female friends including perfectionist Molly, talkative Crystal, and triplet wrangler Brianne. In The Self-Made Widow, Andrea has a problem. She thinks widowed Molly killed her husband but has no proof or motive. Enter Andrea’s new female friend, the